Tattoo artist Ryan Fitzgerald from Dayton, OH was hit with a $100,000 lawsuit last week by his ex-girlfriend Rossie Brovent. She claims that her boyfriend was supposed to tattoo a scene from Narnia on her back but instead tattooed an image of a pile of excrement with flies buzzing around it.
Apparently, Ryan found out that Rossie had cheated with a long-time friend of his, but instead of confronting her about it he acted like everything was normal and hatched a plan for revenge. Originally, Rossie tried to have Ryan charged with assault, but the ingenious tattoo artist had covered his bases by plying Rossie with wine and tequila shots and getting her to sign a consent form that stated the design was “at the artist’s discretion.”
No word from Rossie on whether the illicit night of passion with Ryan’s friend was worth it. Moral of the story? Never cheat on a tattoo artist.
CASE NO. 2
Man who tattooed unwanted penis on another man's back is jailed
An amateur tattoo artist in Australia who drew an unwanted 40cm penis on another man's back has been jailed for three months. Ipswich District Court heard Matthew Francis Brady, 22, was asked by the victim to etch a Chinese Yin and Yang symbol with a dragon and tiger on his back.
But Brady instead inked the crude image and then bashed the victim when he was finished. Crown prosecutor Nici Schmitt said on the day in question, October 18 last year, at Ebbw Vale, Brady convinced the victim to go ahead with the tattoo. When the victim complained it was hurting, Brady insisted he keep going.
AN AMATEUR tattoo artist who drew an unwanted 40cm penis on another man's back will spend three months in jail for his actions.
The court heard Brady started drawing the circle for the Yin and Yang, which he then turned into testicles, a penis and a slogan implying the man was gay because Brady had taken offence to a comment the victim made. Brady told the victim to keep the tattoo covered for a few weeks but the man showed a friend and they contacted police. The court heard the victim had moved away because he was too scared to stay. A tattoo parlour later covered up the penis for free.
Brady pleaded guilty to assault occasioning bodily harm while armed, assault occasioning bodily harm and performing a high-risk service without holding an infection control qualification. Defence barrister John McInnes said Brady had a disadvantaged background. He was sentenced to 12 months in prison, suspended after three months, and three years probation.